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From Jakarta to Bogor- A Simple Guide

by Asia Car Service

Indonesia is filled with so many wonderful places to experience and travel to, and Bogor is definitely one of them. Bogor, also known as the “City of Rain” is the 6th largest city of the Jakarta Metropolitan Region and one of the most ancient cities in Indonesia. It is a well-known tourist center with an economic, scientific, and cultural value for the country, situated 60 km south from Jakarta.

Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) is the closest airport to the city.  Upon arriving at the airport you can start your journey to your hotel. Fortunately, you will have several options for the transfer. This guide will present the best ways to  reach Bogor from Jakarta.

We will compare the transportation options based on the following criteria:

Time: How many hours do I have to spend to get from Jakarta Airport to my Bogor destination?

Convenience: How many transit switches and different modes of transport will I have to make?

Comfort: How comfortable am I sharing a full vehicle, and walking with all my luggage for varying distances at different points in the journey?

Cost: What is my budget for this journey? Am I willing to spend more for a reduced time, increased convenience, and comfort?

Option 1: Jakarta to Bogor by Train

Jakarta train station

Time Travel: 2h

Convenience: Low

Comfort: Low

Cost: $

Summary & Recommendation:

Unfortunately, there is no direct train connection between Bogor and the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. The train service is available from Jakarta Kota which is a terminal train station located in Kota. From there you will be able to catch the train to Bogor. The public train service of Indonesia is popularly known as a Commuter line. To reach Bogor, you will need to stay on the Red Commuter line. To reach the Jakarta Kota train station from the airport you can use the local transportation, a taxi, or a reliable English speaking service

The train network can be confusing, especially for the first time visitors. If you are not sure which way to go you can always ask for help at the information desk or from the friendly locals in your vicinity.

Travel Steps:

Step 1: Exit the Soekarno–Hatta Airport from terminal 1, 2, or 3 

Step 2: Travel from the airport to Jakarta Kota

Step 4: Arrive at the train station and wait for the train to arrive

Step 5: Travel on the red line to Bogor

Step 6: Get off in Bogor station and make your way to the hotel

Option 2: Jakarta to Bogor by Bus

Jakarta public bus with many

Travel Time: 3 – 4h

Convenience: Low

Comfort: Low

Cost: $

Summary & Recommendation:

The Damri, which is a public transportation option, is the cheapest transport option to get from Jakarta Airport to Bogor. The bus service is suitable for those traveling on their own and with no time constraint. The Damri ticketing counter can easily be found at the airport. 

Luckily, there are direct Damri buses available from Jakarta Airport to Bogor, which will conveniently eliminate many stops along the way. However, the buses tend to get quite crowded, chaotic and uncomfortable which makes the travel stressful. 

The buses don’t run 24/7 so make sure you are in time to catch the bus ride to the nearest station to your hotel or resort. 

Travel Steps:

Step 1: Exit the Jakarta’s Airport Arrival Hall

Step 2: Follow the signs to locate the bus ticketing counter

Step 3: Line up and buy your ticket

Step 4: Board the bus and travel to Bogor

Step 5: Make your way to the final destination

Option 3: Jakarta to Bogor by Taxi

Jakarta to Bogor by a Blue Bird taxi vehicle

Travel Time: Almost 2h

Convenience: Moderate

Comfort: Moderate

Cost: $$

Summary & Recommendation:

There are various metered taxi services outside the Jakarta airport. However, there are services which are not reliable and are prone to scamming the unsuspecting tourists. Communicate your route with the driver prior to entering the vehicle and make sure he turns on the taxi meter when your journey begins. It is advisable you check the driving route on your Google maps to make sure the driver is not trying to make your journey longer by driving around in order to make your fare higher than it should be. 

Look for the information of the driver and don’t forget to ask for your receipt upon the arrival to your final destination. This way you can communicate with the taxi service in case of any mishaps or any items left behind. 

Travel Steps:

Step 1: Exit the Arrival Hall

Step 2: Look for taxi service

Step 3: Get in line to book your taxi

Step 4: Queue the line and board the taxi 

Step 5: Travel to your final destination

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Option 4: Jakarta to Bogor by Car Service

A woman arriving from Jakarta to Bogor by a private car

Travel Time: 1 – 2h

Convenience: High

Comfort: High 

Cost: Get a Quote

Summary & Recommendation:

For a hassle-free direct Jakarta Airport transfer to Bogor hotel, car service is the best travel option to reach your final destination. Those looking for a journey with great comfort level, reliability, and convenience upon arrival to Jakarta Airport, private car service is the best choice. 

Asia Car Service offers a single step door-to-door transport service that comes with many benefits. Make a quick and easy online booking before your trip to Jakarta, with minimal pre-planning and extensive research necessary. 

Unlike buses and trains, a car service is at your disposal 24 hours a day. A professional and helpful driver will be waiting for you at the gate, even in the case of a flight delay. Any problems like language barriers, reckless driving, and time-loss  are eliminated. When booking your ride you can share all the details and preferences with the experienced 24/7 customer service team and even request an English speaking driver. 

With a car service, you are guaranteed to have a friendly, experienced and responsible driver who is familiar with the best route to reach your final destination in Bogor. With a hired private car you barely need to spend any time at the airport, purchase any tickets, or deal with unnecessary stops and transfers. The driver will know your schedule and thus, reach the airport before your arrival and with a sign that has your name on it. 

If you want to spend minimum time on researching, planning, waiting for a taxi, the next train or a bus, then a car service is the perfect choice for you. 

Travel Steps:

Step 1: Exit the Jakarta Airport Arrival Hall

Step 2: Meet your Professional Driver

Step 3: Enjoy a smooth ride to your final destination

Final Thoughts 

There are four transport options available for getting from Jakarta Airport to Bogor city. You can choose the one that suits you best by taking into consideration the cost, comfort level and convenience each option offers. For those traveling without time-constraint and seeking budget-friendly travel can opt for a bus and train. If you’re looking for personal space, then taking an Airport taxi or a car service is a more convenient option. With a car service, however, you will dodge the long taxi queues, and language barriers. Your driver will know the exact location of your hotel and ensure a fast, smooth and enjoyable ride in a modern car of your choice.

Hopefully, after reading our guide you are now prepared for a travel from the airport to your final destination in beautiful Bogor. Have fun!


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